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21 OCTOBER 2021 - 15 HESHVAN 5782
PARASHAT VAYERA
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The Second
Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture


By Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE

Sunday 24th October 2.30-4pm

“Why Antisemitism Matters” A look at the reluctance of various ‘authorities’ to take it seriously, and a discussion of the role of: (a) social media, and (b) the left in modern British politics.

At Southgate Progressive Synagogue (limited spaces available) and streamed live on zoom and social media.

Registration is free - please click here to register

Should you wish to make a donation to The Schwab Westheimer Charitable Trust, giving educational support to young asylum seekers and refugees, it will be most appreciated. Please email here.
 

LJ IN THE MEDIA

 

 
Read the September/October issue of LJ Today here.
 

 
Download the Progressively Jewish Podcast via Apple Podcasts  or Spotify.

Download the Jew Know What? Podcast via Apple Podcasts  or Spotify.

This week's Jewish News Rabbi Yuval Keren looks at what the story of Noah can teach us today. 

Click here to read the latest Jewish News issue.

Sign up for The Jewish News daily email here.

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Parashat Vayera by Rabbi Judith Rosen-Berry

In Our Communities

 
Sunday 24 October - 5.30pm - Mosaic. The Last Jews in Ethiopia. Rabbi Sybil Sheridan will be making a presentation about the Ethiopian Jews and the work of Meketa. Come and find out more about this community, their lives and their dreams of one day settling in Israel. Click here to join the event via Zoom

Thursday 28 October - 6:30pm - Kehillah North London. Group tour at Hackney Museum to see the current exhibition "Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s." Please gather there at the Hackney Museum from 6.30pm for the 7pm tour on the evening together - no need to book with us or the Hackney Museum.

Education Hub


Forgotten Lives - Jewish Women Through the Ages
 
Liberal Judaism, in partnership with LJ synagogues, is proud to present this online course exploring the many different contributions that Jewish women have made throughout the ages. 

Sessions are designed to stand alone, so attend as many as you'd like! No advance reading or preparation required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and access to session recordings. All sessions are held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. 

27 October - Rabbi Jackie Tabick on Licoricia of Winchester
3 November - Rabbi Richard Jacobi on Helen Suzman 
10 November - Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi on Jerusha Jhirad
17 November - Rabbi Charley Baginsky on Eva Kotchever

To register for the event(s) please click here

Liberal Judaism Community Briefings  


Every Thursday evening at 8pm
 
Due to popular demand we have opened these briefings to all members of our communities and we would love you to feel free to attend all or those that are relevant to your interests.

Thursday 21 October - Join us for a fascinating talk from Mariuma Ben Yosef, founder of Shanti House, Israel. Mariuma founded Shanti House in 1984 for youth at-risk and in immediate danger living on the street. She chose to dedicate her life and developed a unique therapeutic method, based on her personal experience, having experienced homelessness at 14. Mariuma was born in Israel, but left home as a teenager, sleeping on the streets of Boston. On her return to Israel, Mariuma resolved to help other youths who were suffering from homelessness. Today, Shanti House has two campuses, in Tel Aviv and the Negev, that have helped more than 46,000 young people. There will be a chance to ask questions. 

Thursday 28 October - We will be joined by Georgina Bye, CEO of Mitzvah Day to hear all about Mitzvah Day 2021 and ways in which you can get involved. This year Mitzvah Day will take place on Sunday 21 November. 

Thursday 4 November - Imogen Resnick from Kehillah North London will join us to share the progress that Kehillah North London are making following winning the Inclusion in Action Award at Biennial 2021.

To join, please click here. Please ensure your full name and community name is in your Zoom name for us to enter you from the waiting room. 

Safeguarding Training

 
Trustee Training 21 October
DSL Training 4 November
Both 7-9 pm

 
We are pleased to offer exciting new, free training to help both Reform and Liberal communities ensure best safeguarding practices for both adults and youth.

All communities should send attendees to both trustee and safeguarding lead training, unless agreed otherwise with Becca Fetterman.

Training will be discussing policy development and safeguarding strategy.
All participants will receive access to resources for use in their communities.

You can register to attend the date and location of your choice here.

Lily's Legacy Project Upcoming Events


Lily's Legacy Community Heritage Learning Day
Wednesday 27 October 2021 at Jewish Museum London, 11:00 - 16:00. Online and in person. 
Presentations include Hidden Treasures by Dawn Waterman, the Board of Deputies; Pam Fox: Jews by The Seaside. For more information and to book a place, please click here

Lily's Legacy Archive Skills Training
Thursday 18 November 2021 at The London Metropolitan Archives, 13:00 - 16:30 
Hone your skills and help the Lily's Legacy team catalogue and deposit the project's collection, ensuring the preservation of its legacy for future generations. For more information, please click here

Honeycomb Project 
Volunteer Peer Support


First session 
Tuesday 23 November
from 2-3:30 pm
 
A monthly opportunity for LJ and MRJ volunteer care coordinators to support each other in your vital role as care coordinator; to share experiences, good practice and mutual learning.

There will be a limit of 8 participants per session. To apply please click here

For enquiries please email honeycomb@liberaljudaism.org

If you missed the launch of the Honeycomb Project and want to  watch, or re-watch, Rabbis Debbie Young-Somers and Alexandra Wright's inspiring and thought-provoking discussion, here is a link to watch the recording.

Please also join the Facebook Page, which community members can follow to hear about upcoming events through Honeycomb Project as well as other public events.

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Limmud Festival

 
24 - 28 December 2021  
Online
 
Limmud Festival is ‘a pioneering festival of Jewish learning.' (Jonathan Freedland, 2019).

It’s a place for community, learning, discovery, empowerment, diversity, debate, laughing, dancing, families, volunteering. Limmud Festival is a place for you to discover something new.

With hundreds of sessions and thousands of participants from around the UK and across the world making up the most vibrant Festival community, follow your passions or do something totally new, as you enable connections and create long lasting memories.

For more details and to sign up please click here.

Lady Cynthia’s Lover: Schmutz
 Jewish, LGBT eco-art retreat


November 19-21st
Sadeh Farm, Orpington, Kent

 
With art, music and performance workshops responding to themes of Judaism, queerness and nature, run by Dex Grodner (aka, Chanukah Lewinsky), painter/sculptor Yael Roberts and cantor Rokhl Weston. 

No Jewish knowledge required. If this retreat’s contents resonate for you, then it’s for you!

For more information and to book tickets please click here.

Families and Households Commission: Call for Evidence Launch

 
The the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households recognises the importance of families and households as the cornerstone of every community in our society. The Commission aims to listen and learn and to gather evidence in order to develop practical and deliverable ideas to offer to the church and wider society.

For more information, or if you would like to take part in the survey to help the gathering of evidence, please click here

The Call for Evidence closes on 19 November 2021. A separate Call for Evidence for young people aged under 18 will be launched in the near future. 

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UK Jewish Film Festival

 
4 - 18 November 2021  

Tickets are available now for individual cinema screenings and in-person events, or enjoy online screenings and pre-recorded events with a secure streaming platform and an all-access Online Festival Pass, viewable from the UK.

Visit the online festival platform to explore the complete programme, book tickets and passes, and to learn more about this year's 25th anniversary festival.
 

Action for Community Employment (ACE) Initiative 

 
Launched by Wohl Legacy
 
You are being invited to take part in a short survey, created for and by the Action for Community Employment (ACE) initiative: launched by the Wohl Legacy. 

This research project aims to investigate the work ambitions of people in the Jewish Community. We want to evaluate if additional or adapted employment support services may be needed for this community and possibly beyond, especially for individuals looking to get back into work, change careers, or change their working hours.

Whatever your employment situations, ambitions, or opinions are, we welcome and encourage you to participate! Your participation could help better our community.

To take part in the survey, please click here

Zoom Support

 

For any questions regarding using Zoom, or for support, first of all check the official Zoom support, available in text or video, or if you're not able to find the answers, contact montagu@liberaljudaism.org and we'll do what we can to help you.
 
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